Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bee Novel

As I was browsing the shelves at the Couth Buzzard bookshop before participating in a reading/performance there last Saturday, I found the book Generation A by Douglas Coupland. I've read several of his novels, but I didn't realize he'd written a novel that has to do with the demise of bees. I'll probably start reading it when I finish the novel I'm currently reading, Third Girl from the Left by Martha Southgate. Other books I've been reading lately are collections of poems by Tim Dlugos and Marie Ponsot.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Twenty Bee Poems

I thought I was stalled out at nineteen poems about honeybees, and then I finished a twentieth one. I've been working on these poems since sometime around March 2011 when I first knew that Trish was going to start beekeeping. So it isn't a speedy project, but it's one that means a lot to me. The poem I wrote today is about the commercially kept bees who are trucked around the country to pollinate various crops. If you haven't heard about this practice, check out this article from 2009 from Discover: Who Killed All Those Bees? We Did.